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Nepenthe B&B

La Fortuna, San Carlos | 100 m este y 1.5km sur de la Escuela, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 June 2014
Wonderful accommodations and killer food!
We originally stayed at Arenal Observatory Lodge, but when we... more
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Hilliard, Ohio
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We originally stayed at Arenal Observatory Lodge, but when we decided to stay another night we came here, and it was so worth it! The view of the volcano and Lake Arenal is beautiful and the pool and restaurant overlook the wilderness and the lake out to the next volcano. Sunsets are awesome here. Wifi is available at the top...

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Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Our room overlooked the beautiful gardens and silver , serene lake and Arenal Volcano. The room was very clean and comfortable. Tres Cabras Restaurant owners, Ryan and Rebecca are attentive and friendly and the food is awesome!! Augustine is very helpful and readily available with travel advice. You can't go wrong

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at Nepenthe! The first stop on our Honeymoon, Nepenthe was the best accommodation we had of our entire trip. While it is a bit of work to reach Nepenthe due to shabby roads leading off of the main paved road, it's totally worth it. The view is stunning. Volcano Arenal to your right and the...

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Lake view, relaxing at the terrace in hammocks and comfortable seats, possibility to have dinner (a must), good and varied breakfast, WiFi (though sometimes weak signal in the room), friendly, helpful and enthousiast staff, quiet location, nice setting, near El Castillo, Arenal Observatory Lodge (great hiking) and SkyTrek (canopy), pool for the hot days. If you have your own car:...

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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Nepenthe is an ancient Greek word for a "drug of forgetfulness" and that's what this place does for you. Ryan and Rebecca are the couple that run this place and you veel right at home. The view is amazing. The rooms are big and clean. The food made by Rebecca is truly delicious and the music from Ryan is pleasant...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 22 March 2014

When we arrived, it was dark and you couldn't see much, but you were certainly aware of the ROAD driving there. Be prepared for a bumpy ride. But in the morning, the sounds of the jungle greet you early which is very nice and it's cool with the windows open (keep the screens closed). The bungalows are quaint, nothing too...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Just returned from our trip to Costa Rica and already missing Nepenthe. The view is out of this world, the pool and hot tub are perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring the area, and the cabins are perfect. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning to the sounds of the jungle. Ryan, Agustin, and Rebecca...

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Nepenthe is worth the drive up the hill. The view of the Laguna Arenal is breathtaking and almost outdoes the volcano itself. The rooms are comfortable and Augustin is very helpful at the front desk. Any time we needed transport or tours booked we only had to mention it at breakfast and he was on it. Close to the hot...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is a very special place in a gorgeous area. The views of the volcano and the lake are spectacular, and this area of Arenal is less touristy than Fortuna, and was quiet and peaceful. It is close to the ziplining which was scary good. The staff were wonderful, and the addition of the restaurant really made it a great...

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

The best view in Costa Rica. Overlooking the Arenal volcano and the Laguna the Arenal. The newly build complex is a high-end B & B, with excellent service and very helpful staff. Here you get the little extra help and friendliness that makes your trip perfect. Augustin was very helpful and have to thank him again for the extra effort...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nepenthe Bed and Breakfast is Beautifull piece of paradise located in the little town of El Castillo of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. Surrounded by the rain forest and exuberant wild life, you can appreciate the magnificent Arenal Volcano and the mistic Arenal Lake, enjoy beautifull sunsets from our infinity edge pool or relax in the jacuzzi or with a Massage in The Blue Lagoon Spa after a day of adventures and fun in the area. ** Also, the Phoenix Restaurant at Nepenthe is located on the grounds of Nepenthe and serve a daily dinner menu with handmade food and fresh local ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nepenthe B&B

Address: La Fortuna, San Carlos | 100 m este y 1.5km sur de la Escuela, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $157 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nepenthe B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Rooms 1-3 open directly to the pool and view. Room 3 adjacent to kitchen, some noise in morning may disturb light sleepers.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeB496, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Cabinas for privacy perhaps but the single rooms wonderful also.”
 of 5 bubbles Q1609PSdonnam, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Unless I am coming to stay, take the end room of the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles mikebQ4881KN, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view, rooms 1 & 2 are closest to the pool.”
  • Right off the patio
 of 5 bubbles 136deannah, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Anything with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles Birdman27000, 26 May 2015 | Read review
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